[7Cressell]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-75 TC52:30]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


The same Grayson County jury that last night convicted Emmett Cressell, Junior, of first degree murder, will return to court today for sentencing testimony.
They deliberated for about four and a half hours last night before finding Cressell guilty of the lesser murder charge.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I figured they were]
[super=@melanie1]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./July 1997; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :34 ]
[super=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :57]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News 7, Independence.]




[7E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-57 1:48:16]
[GRAPHIC=Alley]


A Henry County woman accused of killing her baby girl was supposed to stand trial yesterday for murder.
Instead, she entered an 11th hour guilty plea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Sharon Alley admitted to stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke to death on Mother's Day.
Rather than taking her chances with a jury, she pleaded guilty to second degree murder -- escaping a possible first degree murder conviction and a life prison sentence.
Alley also pleaded guilty to felony neglect for throwing her baby across the kitchen floor several months earlier.
Henry County's prosecutor says he's satisfied with the plea arrangement.
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[SOT 23:49:07-:28]
[IN Q=We all agreed that the certainty]

((BOB BUSHNELL/PROSECUTOR: WE ALL AGREED THAT THE CERTAINTY OF THE CONVICTION WITH A DISPASSIONATE JUDGE IMPOSING THE SENTENCE WAS PREFERABLE TO THE GAMBLE OF A JURY TRIAL WITH THIS MANY EMOTIONAL WILDCARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=many emotional wildcards.]
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[VO-NAT]


Alley faces a maximum of 50-years in prison when she is sentenced in January.
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[7E-Buster-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-64 55:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Mitch Aftermath]


Some Southwest Virginians are gathering items to help people in Honduras who were devastated by hurricane Mitch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lebanon;]


Workers at Buster Brown plants are taking up food and clothing donations for hurricane victims.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The news that's coming]

((RICK SCHWARTZ/CONTRIBUTOR:THE NEWS THAT'S COMING OUT OF HONDURAS IS REALLY DEVASTATING. ALL THE LIFE THAT'S BEEN LOST AND THE HOUSES AND HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Schwartz/Contributor;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=have been destroyed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of Buster Brown's operations are located in Central America where the death toll from Hurricane Mitch is at 9-thousand.
Collections are being taken up at sites in Lebanon, Wise, and Chilhowie.
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[45-E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-57 1:48:16]
[GRAPHIC=Alley]


A Henry County woman faces up to 50 years behind bars for the abuse and murder of her baby.
Sharon Allley's trial was scheduled to be yesterday
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[VO-NAT]
[super=@melanie1]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

but instead she pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke last Mother's Day.
Rather than taking her chances with a jury, she pleaded guilty to second degree murder -- escaping a possible first degree murder conviction and a life prison sentence.
Alley also pleaded guilty to felony neglect for throwing her baby across the kitchen floor several months earlier.
Henry County's prosecutor says he's satisfied with the plea arrangement.
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[SOT 23:49:07-:28]
[IN Q=We all agreed that the certainty]

((BOB BUSHNELL/PROSECUTOR: WE ALL AGREED THAT THE CERTAINTY OF THE CONVICTION WITH A DISPASSIONATE JUDGE IMPOSING THE SENTENCE WAS PREFERABLE TO THE GAMBLE OF A JURY TRIAL WITH THIS MANY EMOTIONAL WILDCARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=many emotional wildcards.]
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[VO-NAT]


Alley will be sentenced in January.
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[45E-Bacova-Guild]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-65 45:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Workers at Bacova Guild have so NO to the idea of a uion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 10;]

[98-60, 1:23:50]
Workers voted of 203 to 64 against the idea.
Officials with the United Paperworkers International Union accused management of using fear tactics to discourage workers from organizing.
An official with Bacova Guild's parent company Burlington Industries, said management preferred to deal directly with employees rather than go through a third-party.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Bacova Guild makes rugs and other household items.
If workers did vote to organize, they would have created the first union of the company's seven plants in Virginia.


[45-E-Boty-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=amcutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:58:19]
[GRAPHIC=Race Relations]


Members of a new N-double A-C-P group hope to make some significant changes in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


They want to restore the name of this school -- originally built for African-Americans -- to the Central Academy.
They also want to increase the number of African-Americans in local government.
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[SOT 13:54:38]
[IN Q=You will not find]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT; YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SERVING ON ANY KEY LEGISLATIVE OR DECISION-MAKING BODIES IN BOTETOURT COUNTY TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, CERTAINLY NOT ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, NOT ON THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=not on the school board]
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[VO-NAT]
Members say they also want to increase jobs, housing and voting opportunities across Botetourt County. (----------

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The group meets for the first time Saturday as a branch of the Roanoke N-double A-C-P.

[45E-Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-56 1:39:41]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto Parts]


Some new jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley.
Advance Auto is adding 200 jobs to its Roanoke headquarters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


To make room for the growing staff, Advance leased -- and is renovating -- the old Leggett Outlet Center near Valley View Mall.
About 175-of those jobs will be new hires.
The rest are transfers.
All of this comes after Advance bought out Kansas City-based Western Auto.
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[SOT 1:07:32]
[IN Q=our job growth]

((NEIL LEFTWICH/ADVANCE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: THE MOVE WITH WESTERN IS A GREAT GEOGRAPHIC FIT FROM WHERE WE WERE TO WHERE THEY ARE IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Leftwich/Advance Chief Financial Officer;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE CLERICAL]
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[VO-NAT]


The merger gives Advance more than 15-hundred retail stores in 37 states.
It is the country's second biggest chain of auto-part stores.
Advance expects next year's sales will top two-billion dollars.
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[8-2-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-75 TC52:30]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Sentencing testimony gets under way today for convicted killer Emmett Cressell, Junior.
Grayson County jurors deliberated for nearly four and a half hours last night, before finding Cressell guilty of the lesser murder charge.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I figured they were]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./July 1997; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :34 ]
[super=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :57]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News 7, Independence.]




[8E-Bacova-Guild]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Amcutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-65 45:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


By an OVERWHELMING majority, employees at Bacova Guild rejected the idea of unionization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 10;]

[98-60, 1:23:50]
Workers defeated the idea by a vote of 203 to 64.
Officials with the United Paperworkers International Union accused management of using fear tactics to discourage workers from organizing.
An official with Bacova Guild's parent company Burlington Industries, said management preferred to deal directly with employees rather than go through a third-party.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


Bacova Guild makes rugs and other household items.
If workers did vote to organize, they would have created the first union of the company's seven plants in Virginia.


[8E-Ventura-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-58 1:46:37]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


What kind of bodyguard do you need if you're a former professional wrestler- turned- Governor?
[ss=Jim Gilmore]


It's an issue Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore took up with his OWN executive protection unit this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Gilmore even told us he'd like to meet the former "grappler turned governor-elect" Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
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[SOT 04:53:09]
[IN Q=Well]

((WELL I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING JESSE "THE BODY," WHO IS NOW I THINK CALLED JESSE "THE MIND" VENTURA. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THAT. I CERTAINLY WISH HIM GOOD LUCK. NATURALLY AS A COLLEAGUE I WOULD GIVE HIM ALL THE ASSISTANCE
I COULD GIVE HIM AND I CERTAINLY HOPE HE'LL BE GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=of Minnesota.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ventura pledged to try to give each voter a thousand dollar tax rebate.
In South Carolina, a "no car tax" pledge modeled after Jim Gilmore's plan failed to re-elect South Carolina Republican Governor David Beasley -- even after Gilmore helped him campaign.
Gilmore says that's only because Beasley failed to make it a central campaign focus. (--------0--------)